Monday, February 19, 2007

Win $40,000 By Explaining How To Watch Internet TV

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The internet is still a brave new world, and someone needs to explain how to watch TV on it.

That’s the opinion of Jeff Pulver, the founder of, a website that allows net nerds to build their own channel of internet shows.

He believes people still need to learn exactly HOW to watch TV on the internet so he’s holding a contest asking folks to create clips, videoblogs and internet TV shows to provide a guide.

Pulver – the co-founder of Vonage digital phone service – is offering $25,000 to the winning submission and encourages aspiring filmmakers to be as zany, humorous and offbeat as possible.

But he says the contest does have a serious side in pointing out that the internet has changed TV, and watching a show on a iPod, ITV or a 17-inch computer screen is different than sitting at an easy chair with a beer in the hand.

Pulver also has another mission: Providing creative internet broadcaster a way to earn money from their work, unlike the founders of YouTube, who sold their website for millions and didn’t give a cent to the videographers.

Deadline for submissions is March 9 and the contest winners will be announced March 20.

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